Route Map




The Journey's Chronological Sequence

Start of the trip:
with Icelandair to New York
(the Toyota was shipped on 16.10.1984 by container freight to Montreal/Canada)
Oct. 84 - Sept. 86
North America
winter 84/85 Southern USA; summer 85 Alaska; winter 85/86 Central America; summer 86
Western USA
afterwards shipping from Houston TX to Valparaiso/Chile
Oct. 86 - Nov. 88
South America
Southern summer 86/87 South of Chile and Argentina; Southern winter 87 again and again through the Andes of Chile, Argentina and Bolivia; Sept. 87-March 88 Peru, Ecuador, Colombia, Venezuela; April-Nov.88 Brazil and Paraguay
Flight from Guayaquil/Ecuador to Baltra Island/Galapagos/Ecuador and back
afterwards shipping from Rio de Janeiro/Brazil to Genova/Italy
Jan. 89 - Oct. 92
Jan.-Dec. 89 Northern Africa; Jan.-Nov. 90 Western Africa; Dec. 90-Sept. 91 Central and East Africa; Oct. 91-Oct. 92 Southern Africa
afterwards shipping from Capetown/South Africa to Perth/Australia
Nov. 92 - Sept. 93
Nov. 92-Febr. 93 Western and South Australia; March-May 93 East Coast; June/July 93 the interior; Aug./Sept. 93 Western Australia
afterwards shipping from Perth/Australia to Singapore
Oct. 93 - March 94
South East Asia
Singapore-Malaysia-Thailand and back
afterwards shipping from Singapore to Muscat/Oman
April 94 - June 95
Middle East; West Asia; South Asia; Central Asia
July 95 -March 96
Eastern and Central Europe
April - June 96
Middle East: Circumnavigating the entire Arabian (Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Kuwait, Bahrain, Qatar,
United Arab Emirates, Oman, Yemen)
July 96 -March 97
Southeast- and Central-Europe and Scandinavia (Denmark, Norway, Finland, Åland Islands, Sweden)
April - May 97
West Asia
Middle East: Israel, Palestine and Cyprus
June 97 - Dec. 98
Southern and Western Europe; Chanel Islands (Jersey, Guernsey), Isle of Man,  North Atlantic Islands (Orkney-, Shetland- und Faroe Islands, Iceland, Scandinavia)
Jan. - May 99
Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Oman)
afterwards shipping from Dubai/United Arab Emirates to the Far East
June - Sept. 99
Far East
Korea, Japan
afterwards shipping from Yokohama/Japan to Vancouver/Canada
Oct. 99 - June 02
North America
Canada, USA, St. Pierre et Miquelon, Mexico, Greater Antilles (Dominican Republic, Haiti, Puerto Rico), Central America (Costa Rica, Nicaragua, Panama)
afterwards shipping from Miami FL/USA to La Guaira/Venezuela
July 02 - May 03
South America
Venezuela, Northern Brazil, the 3 Guyana's (Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana)
afterwards shipping from Cayenne/French Guiana to Port-of-Spain/Trinidad
June 03 - Dec. 04
Trinidad (+ Tobago), Windward- and Leeward Islands (Grenada, St. Vincent, St. Lucia, Dominica, St. Kitts, Netherlands Antilles: Sint Maarten), Barbados, FWI (Martinique, Guadeloupe), Virgin Islands (American:
St. Thomas/St. John - British: Tortola), Anguilla
afterwards shipping from Philipsburg/Sint Maarten/Netherlands Antilles to Georgetown/Guyana
Jan. - July 05
South America
Guyana, Suriname, French Guiana
afterwards shipping from Cayenne/French Guiana to Singapore
Flights from Georgetown/Guyana via Miami/USA, Phoenix/USA, Los Angeles/USA, Taipei/Taiwan to Hong Kong and from Macao to Singapore
Oct. 05 - May 06
South East Asia
Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Laos, Thailand, Malaysia
afterwards shipping from Butterworth/Penang to Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia
June - Nov. 06
South East Asia
Borneo: Sarawak/Malaysia, Brunei, Sabah/Malaysia, Kalimantan/Indonesia
afterwards shipping from Pontianak/Kalimantan to Jakarta/Java/Indonesia
Nov. 06 - Sept. 07
South East Asia
Indonesia (Java, Sumatra, Bali, Lombok, Sumbawa, Flores, Sumba, Timor) - Timor-Leste -
Indonesia (Sulawesi, Kalimantan) - Sarawak/Malaysia - Brunei
afterwards shipping from Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia to Kaohsiung/Taiwan
Oct. - Nov. 07
Far East
afterwards shipping from Kaohsiung/Taiwan to Hong Kong
Dec. 07 - Jan. 08
Far East
Hong Kong
afterwards shipping from Hong Kong to Dunedin/New Zealand
Febr. - July 08
New Zealand (South Island - Norrth Island)
afterwards shipping from Tauranga/New Zealand to Noumea/New Caledonia
Aug. 08 - Jan. 09
New Caledonia, Ferry to Vanuatu (Efate)
afterwards shipping from Port Vila/Vanuatu to Suva/Fiji
Jan. - March 09
Fiji (Viti Levu, Vanua Levu, Taveuni)
afterwards shipping from Suva/Fiji to Apia/Samoa
April - July 09
Samoa (Upolu, Savaii), Ferry to American Samoa
afterwards shipping from Pago Pago/American Samoa to Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia
Aug. - Oct. 09
French Polynesia (Tahiti, Moorea)
afterwards shipping from Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia to Nuku'alofa/Tonga
Flights from Pago Pago/American Samoa via Apia/Samoa, Auckland/New Zealand and Rarotonga/Cook Islands to Papeete/Tahiti/French Polynesia
Nov. 09 - Febr. 10
Tonga (Tongatapu)
afterwards shipping from Nuku'alofa/Tonga to Belawan/Indonesia
March - July 10
South East Asia
Indonesia (Sumatra)
afterwards shipping from Jakarta/Indonesia to Lae/Papua New Guinea
Aug. - Oct. 10
Papua New Guinea
afterwards shipping from Lae/Papua New Guinea to Subic Bay/Philippines
Nov. 10 - Jan. 11
South East Asia
afterwards shipping from Subic Bay/Philippines to Colombo/Sri Lanka
Flights from Clark/Philippines via Singapore, Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia, Colombo/Sri Lanka, Sharjah/United Arab Emirates to Hadibo/Sokotra Island/Yemen and back to Sharjah and Colombo
March - May 11
Indian Ocean
Sri Lanka
afterwards shipping from Colombo/Sri Lanka to Port Louis/Mauritius
July - Aug. 11
Indian Ocean
Flight from Port Louis/Mauritius to Rodrigues Island/Mauritus and back
afterwards shipping from Port Louis/Mauritius to Tamatave/Madagascar
Sept. - Nov. 11
Indian Ocean
afterwards shipping from Tamatave/Madagascar to Pointe des Galets/Réunion
Dec. 11 - May 12
Indian Ocean
afterwards shipping from Pointe des Galets/Réunion to Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia
July - Oct. 12
South East Asia
Borneo: Sarawak/Malaysia
afterwards shipping from Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia to Dubai/United Arab Emirates
Nov. 12 - April 13
Middle East (United Arab Emirates, Oman)
afterwards shipping from Sharjah/United Arab Emirates to Bandar Abbas/Iran
May - Aug. 13
Middle East (Iran, Turkey)
Caucasus (Georgia, Azerbaijan, Armenia, Nagorno Karabakh, Abkhazia)
afterwards shipping from Poti/Georgia to Ilyichevsk (Odessa)/Ukraine
Aug - Sept. 13
Eastern Europe (Ukraine, Moldova, Transnistria)
afterwards shipping from Odessa/Ukraine to Praia/Cape Verde
Nov. 13 - April 14
Central Atlantic (Africa)
Cape Verde: (Santiago, Fogo, Brava, São Nicolau, São Vicente, Santo Antão)
afterwards shipping from Mindelo/São Vicente/Cape Verde to Walvis Bay/Namibia
July 14 - Jan. 16
Southern Africa: (Namibia, Angola, South Africa, Lesotho, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique);
Eastern Africa: (Malawi, Tanzania, Kenya, Ethiopia, Djibouti, Sudan)
afterwards shipping from Suakin/Sudan to Jeddah/Saudi Arabia
Jan. - April 16
Middle East: (Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates)
afterwards shipping from Sharjah/United Arab Emirates to Bandar Abbas/Iran
April - Oct. 16
Middle East: (Iran); Central Asia: (Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Kazakhstan, Russia)
Nov. - Dec. 16
Russia, Ukraine
afterwards shipping from Odessa/Ukraine to Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia
Flight from Kuala Lumpur/Malaysia to Yangon (Rangoon)/Myanmar and back
Jan. 17 - Dec. 18
South East Asia
Borneo: Malaysia (Sarawak), Indonesia (Kalimantan, Sulawesi, North Moluccas: Ternate/Tidore and Halmahera, West Papua: West, Ost, Moluccas: Seram, Ambon, Papua: Yapen, Biak, Sulawesi-Sarawak)
afterwards shipping from Bintulu/Sarawak/Malaysia to San Antonio/Chile
Flights from Miri/Sarawak via Kuala Lumpur/West-Malaysia, Bangkok/Thailand, Kathmandu/Nepal, Sharjah/United Arab Emirates, Salalah/Oman, Cairo/Egypt, Casablanca/Morocco and São Paulo/Brazil to Santiago/Chile
Jan. 19 - Jan. 21
South America
Chile, Argentina, Paraguay, Uruguay, Brazil
Covid-19 March 20, 2020 -
Flights from Buenos Aires/Argentina via São Paulo/Brazil, Lisbon/Portugal to São Tomé & Príncipe
Jan. - April 21
Central Africa
São Tomé & Príncipe (Rent-a-Car)
Flight from São Tomé & Príncipe to Lisbon/Portugal
April - June 21
Portugal (Publ.Transp.)
Flight from Lisbon/Portugal to Casablanca/Morocco
June - July 21
North Africa
Morocco (Rent-a-Car)
Flight from Casablanca/Morocco to Istanbul/Turkey
Juli - Sept. 21
West Asia
Turkey (Publ.Transp. and (Rent-a-Car)
Flights from Van via Ankara and Istanbul/Turkey to Cairo/Egypt
Sept. - Okt. 21
North Africa
Egypt (Publ.Transp.)
Flights from Cairo/Egypt via Addis Ababa/Ethiopia to Cape Town/South Africa
Okt. - Nov. 21
South Africa
South Africa (Rent-a-Car)
Flights from Cape Town/South Africa via Addis Ababa/Ethiopia, São Paulo/Brazil to Buenos Aires/Argentina
Nov. 21 -
South America
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